Pennsylvania Named Best Place to Be Gluten-Free

Gluten Free Travel Site named PA "World's Most Celiac-Friendly Destination."

Gluten-free goodies from Center City's Sweet Freedom Bakery // Photo via Facebook

The results are in: Pennsylvania is the most celiac-friendly destination in the world, according to Gluten Free Travel Site, beating out previous winners New York, Florida, Washington D.C. and California.

Each year, the site looks at the number of reviews it received in each geographic area over the past twelve months. The location with the most positive reviews is given top honors. (Okay, okay the methodology isn’t exactly scientific, but we’ll gladly take the title, anyway.)

According to the travel site, a huge reason the Keystone State was able to take the crown is “due in large part to the many, many Philadelphia-area restaurants that have undergone training through the GREAT Kitchens program run by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness”—a group that just so happens to be HQ’d in Ambler. The initiative focuses on training restaurants in safely preparing gluten-free meals and offers classes for chefs and food-service managers on how to safely handle gluten-free food.

To see which Pennsylvania eateries got the most buzz on Gluten Free Travel Site, go here. For a list of GREAT Kitchens alums in PA, go here.

>> Have a favorite celiac-friendly eatery in Philly? Let us know in the comments!